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Nov 22, 2013 7:30pm PST
by which any future majority can change the rules. democrats said they don't intend to change the rules for supreme court nominees but in two years, in four years, in six years, it's certainly a possibility at this point. >> what about the thing in the past, what made people step back was you'll be in the minority sooner or later and then it will work against you and that kind of -- why this time did the democrats say we don't care, we know it will be in the minority and will come back and haunt us at some point but right now we're going to do it. >> what's interesting in the senate and john mccain and more senior democrats and republicans, karl levin was a democrat that voted against it, said most democrats serving now don't know what life in the minority is like. 33-55 senate democrats have only known the senate in the majority. karl levin voted against it this week and said that very same thing is that you have to think of this as an institution and not just as your personal prerogative right now. to think that -- and republicans have been rather candid in saying when we take over, a
Nov 1, 2013 7:30pm PDT
of oversight to ensure we don't abuse our authorities. gwen: covering the week, tom gjelten of n.p.r. doyle mcmanus of the "los angeles times." alexis simendinger of realclearpolitics. and karen tumulty of "the washington post." >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens, live from our nation's capital this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question -- how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90's. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed, the official retirement age. the question is, how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years? >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by northrop grumman. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to pbs stations from viewers
Nov 8, 2013 7:30pm PST
from 7.2% 7.3%. end s is the very day it ended. gwen: i don't know about you but whenever i'm puzzled i get to to david wessel to sort things out. is the president right? not really. i think what you heard from most of washington was a giant sigh relief. creating 200,000 jobs amid the good news, it tells itshile washington is doing thing the shutdown showdown department stop businesses from hiring. the unemployment rate going up is never good but the numbers how did they nd count government workers and what week did they take the survey. it doesn't mean we are in a glad place. the thing that is frustrating is a good report and the president is right, it seems like every time something gets on the brakes. he was at the international and paul krugman described the united states as lost halfway through a decade. it is really disturbing because to a never going to get good place. the other thing the president has a point on it feels like the economy is a boat and the one waysector is rowing and the government another. almost 100,000 federal jobs gone report for the third quarter the fede
Nov 15, 2013 7:30pm PST
. but many states and many insurance companies don't want to do that and the white house knew that they're trying to stop the steamroller of the bill that fred upton was talking about in the clip you just played and give democrats something to hang onto to say we're going to stand with the president. he's dealing with this issue and we'll see how successful that has. gwen: the upton bill probably wouldn't pass the senate and if it did the president would veto it. >> not probably, it definitely wouldn't. gwen: it gave the republicans more ammunition. john boehner came out and talked in advance of the president about everything that was wrong with this. >> when it comes to obamacare, it's clear that the american people simply can't trust this white house. the white house said americans could trust them when they submitted their personal information that the website was tested and was secure. well, that hasn't happened. gwen: john boehner a couple of weeks ago was at the bottom of the pile after the government shutdown. now the republicans see a little daylight. >> a lot of daylight and on
Nov 29, 2013 7:30pm PST
, are the taxpayers. so this is meant to provide insurance for those who currently don't have it. it.afford >> one of the political problems with the bill is 85% of the public has health coverage that most people are fairly satisfied with what they get from their employers. the government is going to come in and do something that disrupts what i've got and somehow make it worse than what it is now. gwen: there's one more detail. before we move off health care, this is a law that's already been in effect for a while. let's listen to randy who wrote this in from facebook. he wrote, that's right, we're going to take a look at this. he said what part of the national health care law still has yet to go into effect? can people who are of no income sign up for the national health care insurance plan? karen? >> i think the big question that's still out there, come january 1, when all these people, presumably the website gets working and all these people think they have coverage and they can begin showing up at doctors' offices and hospitals and community health centers, the question is, whether there will
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